The Republican Chairman and Ranking Democratic members of the House Judiciary Committee just revealed a meeting with Special Counsel Robert Mueller, as reports indicate he’s focusing closely on social media activity.
It’s unknown what the Special Counsel discussed with Chair Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), but their committee has said that they’re not going to investigate Trump and will instead defer to Mueller.
— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) September 15, 2017
A resolution impeaching a particular individual who is within the category of impeachable officers under Art. II, Sec. 4 of the Constitution is usually referred directly to the House Committee on the Judiciary. A resolution to authorize an investigation as to whether grounds exist for the House to exercise its impeachment power is referred to the House Committee on Rules.9 Generally, such a resolution is then referred to the House Judiciary Committee.
Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) has already filed the first Bill of Impeachment against President Trump, but the committee hasn’t taken it up for consideration yet.
In addition, the House Judiciary Committee has an oversight role over Mueller’s activities, which are rapidly expanding to target Facebook’s advertising systems according to Bloomberg:
Russia’s effort to influence U.S. voters through Facebook and other social media is a “red-hot” focus of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the 2016 election and possible links to President Donald Trump’s associates, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter.
Nobody knows exactly what the two key congressmen met with Mueller about yesterday, but we do know Mueller will submit his Special Counsel investigation findings directly to those lawmakers for consideration first.
This could be the beginning of the end for President Trump.
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